Men’s fashion is stealing the show

Think the London fashion scene is all about catering to the female of the species? Think again—over the last year menswear has come under the spotlight, and London Collections: Men is currently in the midst of its third season. The newest addition to the fashion calendar showcases the best that established and new designers have to offer in the world of men’s fashion, and we’ve got a sneak peek into what SS14 has got in store…

One key trend seems to be tailoring with a twist. The shapes are there but the finish is very much anti-establishment—tweed suits sat side by side with polka dots and tie dye with exposed seams and frayed hems being the norm, whilst crisp outerwear and contrast-lined bomber jackets flooded the catwalk. Texture seems to play a big role too with the likes of jacquard, silk and lace being prevalent, and western-themed collections were also high on the agenda with satin cowboy shirts and brogues with silver wing tips both being spotted.

But, what turned out to be most surprising was the notable lack of traditional summer clothes. Despite it being a spring/summer collection shorts were few and far between, with the emphasis being more on glamour than all-out casual, although a bit of respite from ceremonial dressing could be seen with the likes of wide-legged trousers, sleeveless bombers and skull motifs.

There’s no getting away from it—men’s fashion is stealing the show and the other fashion capitals are starting to sit up and take notice, and with 134 designers appearing at this season’s LC:M it’s an event that’s rapidly picking up the pace. 2014 certainly looks set to be an interesting year for men’s fashion, and we’re looking forward to seeing the collections that take the helm for the next season…

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